First child among immigrants and their descendants in Switzerland
|Title||First child among immigrants and their descendants in Switzerland|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Guarin, A, Bernardi, L|
|Journal||Families And Societies|
|Keywords||childbearing, immigrants, second-generation immigrants, Switzerland|
Drawing on data from the Swiss Household Panel (SHP), we examine the first birth behaviour of immigrants and their descendants by comparing their patterns to those of the ‘native’ population in Switzerland. Using event-history techniques, the empirical evidence shows that all second-generation immigrants (2G) have similar probabilities of becoming parents than Swiss natives, with the exception of 2G with Former Yugoslavian and Turkish origins. The latter group is more likely of becoming parents and having children at younger ages than their counterparts from Switzerland and from other origin.